This morning I went to make eggs and toast for everyone for breakfast and then I thought, these eggs are so pretty I should take a picture. And here it is 11 a.m. and no one has eaten breakfast. I hope nobody notices. One of the nice things about living here is that we live close to my in-laws Kent and Marsha. They have a farm of sorts, it's mostly filled with animals that they raise for fun. So since they have chickens on their "farm" we are the lucky recipients of farm fresh eggs. Have you ever had fresh eggs? They make the best scrambled eggs, there is seriously a huge difference in taste, and we've been enjoying them, lots of them. Marsha told me the other day that they were getting about a dozen a day, so if you live in the area and want some farm fresh eggs I know where to get you some. I think for Easter I'll boil some and leave them un-dyed since they are so pretty in their natural state. And speaking of Easter want to see some of my decorations?
This little bird's nest is one of them. I got it at Tai Pan and I love it. I think I'll keep it up year round. I have a thing with birds lately, Travis hates them. He told me that they were nice, kind of like what his Grandma would have decorated with. He's full of those back handed complements.
Here is the birds' nest with my decorative eggs in it, I love the green, and this little bunny was also from Tai Pan, it was only $3.71, I love that place!
This is my attempt at a photo wall. The jury is still out on whether I like the way it turned out. I think it looks a little too sparse, but for now it's hung and it will have to stay that way for a while until I can figure out exactly what it is that I don't like about it. It is right off of the entrance to the house which leads into my family room or great room, call it what you will but it's all open to the kitchen (I'll save pictures of that for another day).
I really like the mantel and fireplace, it's gas and turns on with the flick of a switch which comes in handy here in cold country. The whole house has a lot of brown tones, so I'm trying to add color where I can. Eventually the leather chairs that you can see will be replaced by the ones that my mom is recovering, I think we need more color in this room, too much brown.
And that's about it for now. I'll show you more as we get things put together. Right now we are working on Travis' office which should be up and running by the end of next week. We're busy, busy, but we'd love to have any visitors, so come see us! Then you can have the whole tour.